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How To Clean and Organize Messy Baby Toys |(Guest blogger submission |Written by Alex Farley)

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How To Clean and Organize Messy Baby Toys

(Guest blogger submission |Written by Alex Farley)

Toys. However you try to get rid of them, you won’t be able to, at least not until your kid is not old enough to decide he/she doesn’t like them anymore. However, if you’re a young mommy, you’ll have to wait quite some time  before that time comes. So, instead of trying to get rid if your angel’s toys, you should learn how to organize them, and, more importantly, how to keep them clean.
As soon as your baby is old enough to crawl, they’ll start playing with toys. It’s essential that you create a playground for your mini-me. Make the playground fluffy if you don’t want your child to hurt herself or himself during playtime. While your child is this small, giving them small plastic toys is not the perfect idea, nor is giving them some of  those with removable parts, as your kid might swallow some part unintentionally.
But even if the toys you’ve chosen don’t have removable parts or aren’t made of plastic, they might still be unsuitable for children less than 2 years of age. That’s why it’s always advisable to read the age-appropriate label on toys if you’re not sure if they are suitable for your kid.
Keeping your kid’s toys clean and organized is a must. The former is for the child’s health as they tend to put everything in their mouths. And, trust me, however hard you try, you won’t make them quit this appalling habit. Keeping everything organized is good for the overall condition in your home and, as you probably know, cleanliness leads to positiveness and motivation. But how to keep clean and organized?

How to clean the fluffiness?

As I said, you should rely on fluffiness in your playground so that your kid doesn’t hurt himself or herself. Choose big soft pillows, plush dolls, super soft nursery carpets, etc. and make sure they all are machine washable as this will save you a lot of time. Choose a laundry detergent that contains no chemical ingredients and ever use the dry cleaners for those stuff. The same applies for all plush toys you buy as the child grows. Children as old as 10 may get an allergic reaction from some chemical in the laundry detergent so it’s advisable not to use hazardous laundry detergents.

How to clean plastic toys?

Your baby should own at least one big colorful plastic toy and it’s best if it were a musical toy. Big cubes are another must in a baby’s arsenal of toys and that’s why you need to know how to keep big plastic toys in a sanitized condition. The best and efficient way is to soak them in warm soapy water if they have no batteries and sanitize them with a sanitizing solution (DIY or market-bought) afterwards. If the toys have batteries – wipe, don’t soak. As the child gets older, his/her toys get smaller. You can clean small plastic toys without batteries in the dishwasher, and if they have batteries – use the same strategy as in cleaning big ones.

How to organize?

As it turns out, organizing your baby’s toys is far more effort-consuming than cleaning them. Spare as much space as you can for your kid’s playground and make it as interesting as you can – so they wouldn’t want to leave, carrying toys all around your home. As your child gets older, teach them how to value their toys and make them donate those they don’t use. Thus, you’ll not only keep your home organized, but you’ll teach your children the importance of sharing, and that’s truly important.

Thanks for reading!

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